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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-15182: Mark Griffin (Central Scotland)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 9 March 2018

To ask the Scottish Government whether the cold-spell heating assistance regulations will rely on (a) postcode to weather station mapping or (b) localised forecasts to determine eligibility.

Answered by: Jeane Freeman 22 March 2018

We are aware of calls for more localised forecasts and additional weather stations to determine Cold Weather Payment thresholds made during the consultation on Social Security in Scotland and will take these into account as we ensure that the new powers operate in Scotland’s best interests.